The benefits of a mobile-enabled workforce are undeniable and far-reaching. For business owners, increasing operational and business velocity is no longer bounded by time and location. The benefits of mobility in unleashing innovation extend to employees, as well, in maximizing their productivity wherever they may be and in balancing their personal and work lives.
For IT, however, equitably facilitating workforce mobility across all of an organization’s factions with each faction defining workforce mobility in its own terms is, to say the least, challenging. Too often IT is forced to make compromises. And with these compromises, one or more of the factions will be unsatisfied, potentially to the level that their dissatisfaction materializes in negative consequences elsewhere. Unfortunately, what was once considered an equitable compromise turns out to be a barrier in capturing the full benefits of workforce mobility.
Ultimately, technology can minimize compromises so that everyone becomes a winner. In this paper, we discuss why a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach to workforce mobility is a compromise-free approach, and then how the combined capabilities of Samsung KNOX and Enterprise Mobility Management from AirWatch by VMware turn this compromise-free approach into reality.